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Madison Capital Times (Newspaper) - March 17, 1940, Madison, Wisconsin Weather Cloudy with occasional Light a nov sunday monday partly Cloudy and slightly colder the capital times associated press telephoto n e a telephoto associated press leased wire Aba feature service f Home edition net paid circulation of yesterday was o Tim do paid Uail circulation of Newi paper la a Conrin of vol 45 no 93 Madison wis sunday March 17 1940 thirty two pages Price five cents top o the Marnir or Coal mine blast traps 44 for Points Way to world peace Stanley Robert solheim to make this strictly appropriate the Young lad above should be named solheim his birthday today St Patricks Dayis one to be envied by every Oreilly or Oflaherty Many of whom suffered the uni Rish Fate of being bom on Columbus Day or the 17th of May a3 a matter of fact the 17th of Independence Day would have been much More appropriate for Young Stanley Robert solheim who is just 1 year old today his father Stanley o solheim 748 Chapman St is norwegian while his Mother is times photo by Cedric Fin moral basis to end War he says War areas comparatively quiet British lose two trawlers by the aunt muted press pres Roosevelt once More pointed the Way toward world peace yesterday even As activity picked up on the stale mated Western Europe Only land War As Britain lost two More naval trawlers today we seek a moral basis for peace the president said in an inter National broadcast from the White House in connection with a Christian foreign service convocation in new York it cannot be a real peace if it fails to recognize brotherhood or Roose velt declared it cannot be a lasting peace if the fruit of it is oppression or starvation or cruelty or human life dominated by armed Camps it can not be a sound peace if Small nations must live in fear of powerful neigh Bors in a speech from the Hague to the conference Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands also called for an end of world strife and prayed that Mankind might learn to see through the eyes of Christ increase air Fleet however As the two Heads of Neutral states voiced peace sentiments on the eve of holy week French Aerial scouts reported germans were building up their air Fleet strength at airports in the rear of the West Wall artillery on both sides of the Western front so you think youve got a new hat con you select 100yearod bonnets from 1940 easter models heres a Chance to test your style judgment City asks suburbs pay fire risk water charge seek rate for use of Mains local fire districts planned the City of Madison wants to charge neighbouring townships and villages several thousand dollars annually for its readiness to furnish water for fire Protection according to testimony of supt l a Smith of the City water department Friday afternoon at a state Public service commission hearing in the Capitol no charge is made now the water charge would be in Addi Tion to charges for fire department equipment and to Domestic water rate charges at the same time it was Learned that neighbouring townships May Divide into several fire districts with their own equipment when present i agreements for City Protection expire May 1 township officials say they can install and maintain their own fire fighting equipment for about half of the annual charge that the City is asking and can also obtain substantial reductions in fire insurance premiums the hearing at the Capitol was on the petition the City of Madison to have the commission establish a fire Protection rate for water in Mains outside the City limits this includes the villages of Maple Bluff and Shore Wood Hills and the townships of Madison Burke and Blooming Grove after three hours of testimony by Smith the hearing was adjourned for 40 Days to permit Smith to prepare answers to a series of questions by commission engineers dealing with the capital Structure of the City water department Raph e Axley Village attorney Lor Shorewood Hills atty Francis l Lamb for Maple Bluff and atty Fred for the town of Madison indicated in preliminary questioning of Smith that the three localities Are preparing to up a still Battle against the increased water charge mrs Pearl Hegg clerk of Blooming Grove township and o k Anderson supervisor of the town of Burke also attended the hearing William a Anderson commission examiner Prei sided Smith Wax questioned by City j atty Harold e Hanson i Smith pointed out that since 1918 continued on pasc b Cohin 4 v Ragatz quits tax Post for Bank position of l Radantz state assessor of in comes in charge of the Madison office has resigned to become affiliated with the Trust department of the first National Bank As a securities analyst and tax authority it was announced sat urday by t r hefty Bank president Rosati will assume his new duties about apr 15 Ragatz was born in North free Dom attended schools there and was graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1d25 majoring in accounting after graduating he was with the Wisconsin Power and Light co As travelling auditor later he became associated with Arthur Young and co Chicago in the same capacity untermyer noted net York Laidver crusader is dead Samuel a untermyer Palm Springs Samuel untermyer 82 new York corporation lawyer and crusader for jewish rights died at his win Ter Home saturday afternoon he had been ill for several weeks he had not been As Active in recent years As formerly although periodically he came out with a denunciation of German treat ment of jews and a prediction that Hitler policies would bring economic ruin he protested As president of the nonsectarian Antinazi league against German participation in the new York worlds fair he Long had campaigned for labor and the underdog where Over found but wealthy indulged his tastes for Dapper dress he continued on Page 6 column 2 boomed in the Region of the Saar at sea German mines claimed two British naval trawlers the Peridot and the Maida and several merchantmen the commander and five crewmen of the Maida were believed lost the 21 americas again protest to Britain if 21 american nations unanimously protested to great Britain sat urday against the sinking of a German freighter in Waters and once More appealed to belligerents to keep the War away from the american neutrality zone the protest made Public sat urday by the state department resulted from scuttling of the 3771ton German freighter a Kama off the brazilian coast on feb 12 after it had been intercepted by British warships the protest was submitted to the British government by pres Augusto Boyd of Panama it re iterated the desires of american nations that the War be kept away from the Waters which the declaration of Panama contemplated preserving for the Pacific use of intercontinental com Merce Crew of the Peridot was saved in the air the British announced their bombers had flown Over Ger Man occupied Poland for the Sec Ond time since the War began and Over Helgoland bight in Berlin the germans said their planes had shot Down a French Cap Ive balloon East of Breisach Baden province Germany finns to Moscow Finland tackled the disheartening task of rehabilitation and the build ing of new defences behind her restricted Borders a finnish Frontier commission will Fly to Moscow Mon Day to Complete details of the Little republics new frontiers forced Back by the treaty ending the russian finnish War another protest against the violation of the american neutrality zone was dispatched to London by the 21 Amer ican republics it grew out of the scuttling of the 3771ton German freighter Walkama off Brazil last month when she was intercepted by a continued on Page 6 column 5 capital times photos by Cedric Parker Sandburg praises times As better newspaper can you Tell a 1940 easter Bonnet from one that was the Peak of fashion 80 90 or 100 years ago How sure Are Vou today the capital times gives you an Opportunity to test your ability to select the old from the new we warn not As easy As you might think because fashions perform some queer tricks six different hats Are pictured on the models above some Are very old hats and some Are absolutely new test your judgment by checking either old or new in the squares below the squares Are numbered to correspond with the numbers on the pictures after you have marked your selection on All six hats turn to Page 4 and compare your choices with Correct answers 1 new new old d new a old new new Hatch Bill to Palm sunday services today open holy week poet biographer worked under Evetie on Sentinel in 190708 the capital times is one of the better newspapers in the country Carl Sandburg nationally known poet and author of the recently published tour volume biography of Abraham Lincoln declared in an interview Here yesterday Praise for the capital times came spontaneously from the tall White haired bespectacled author and poet who is 62 years old in glad to meet a representative of the capital times said Sand Burg the capital times is one of the better newspapers in the country Sandburg especially mentioned Sev eral features on the capital times editorial Page he said some of the letters in the voice of the people Fri subsequently with the palmolive i had style co As accountant before entering j worked for Evjue state service i Sandburg was interviewed following lecture before the Madison civics club in the Loraine hotel the poet a native of Galesburg 111 and now a resident of Harbert Mich seemed More interested in talking Over personalities and old Imes than in discussing National is sues recalling the Days of 1907 and 1908 when he worked As a reported under William t Evjue editor of the Capi Tal times who was then night editor of the Milwaukee Sentinel Sandburg asked to be remembered to Evjue i like to drop in on Lloyd Gar Rison Dean of the University of wis Consin Law school and have a Long Chat if i had the time Sandburg said id also like to take a Long walk with William Ellery Leonard University Sandburg then recalled a bul session which he had years ago at the Home of Ernest l Meyer columnist for the new York Post and former columnist and Telegraph editor for continued on Page 6 column 2 affect Many in state claim political curb seen in Highway health Wel fare depts state officials said saturday they believe that enactment of the Hatch Bill to curb political activities of state employees who Are paid in whole or in part from Federal funds would affect several Hundred Wisconsin state employees probably affected by the measure he officials said would be certain employees in the state Highway depart ment Board of health department of agriculture Public welfare depart ment Industrial commission and department of Public instruction the University and other institutions of higher learning in Wisconsin also have employees paid in whole or in part in Federal funds it was pointed out the u s Senate agreed Friday night to vote on the controversial Hatch Bill tomorrow find body of Man killed near Madison Railroad Nen found the body of an unidentified Man along the North Western tracks near scene last night alter a transient told police that an other transient fell from a passenger train South of Madison he and the other Man were Riding a passenger train Enro Ute from Chitons Cago to Machson when the other Man fell Oft Plin Griffith arrested Here on a drunkenness charge told police Griffith said he knew the other Man Only As Frank citywide Good Friday programs to recall hours of agony the most dramatic Story in All literature is the account of the events leading up to the first easter in churches throughout the world this holy week is being revived by Mil Lions of christians As the Climax of the lenten period Ushers in the most solemn Days of the Christian Calendar a sorrowing meditative and devout prelude leading up to glorious Promise of life after death signalized in the easter resurrection in Madison the Story of the passion and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth will be retold in oratorio cantata and Sermon in churches today and in Good Friday services of devotions in Observance of Palm sunday catholics and episcopalians today will receive Palms at Church services Friday afternoon from noon to s a reverential hush will descend upon Madison As business pauses to permit All christians to attend tre Ore devotionals held in Down town Heaters and in churches throughout the City today for the first time in 141 years and the last until the year 2103 Palm sunday Falls on mar Patricks the Loyal sons and daughters of the Emerald Isle an occasion for special celebrations St Patricks Day celebrated by people of All racial antecedents but especially by organizations that put on special social events and Cerebra Thomas Ede Ivey stops Here mar30 on Midi est Poitr gov Rivers of Georgia will fight jailing must answer Contemp charge by u s on Friday Honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland will be subordinated to the More solemn religious observances of Palm sunday in Church services this morning continued on Page 6 column 1 Thomas Dewey dist atty Thomas e Dewey of new York will Stop off in mad Ison for slightly More than two hours on saturday mar 30 while on his swing through the Midwest late this month in his drive for the Republican presiden tial nomination he is sched continued on Page 6 column 3 e d River whose office makes him immune state Laws saturday pondered the possibility that he May have to rur Georgia from a Federal jail cell unsmiling and frankly nonplussed at his arrest in Macon Friday night for contempt of Federal off shoot of a Complex state Highway chairmanship drafted a grim fight to Avert execution of the jail sentence he expects District judge Bascom Deaver to impose the dramatic arrest at the close of a night session of several thousand school teachers in a convention plop Ped a crisis abruptly in the Stocky governors Lap he won his technical Freedom for a week by promising to return to Macon next Friday to show cause Why he should not be punished for contempt twice before he had avoided appearing before Deaver As state coun Sel asked the Jurist to dismiss con tempt citations against the governor and adj Oen John e Stoddard these citations came after Rivers and his troop chief defied Deavers injunction against the military lock out of ousted Road chairman w l Miller guardsmen still bar Miller from the Highway building Rivers charged saturday the states sovereignty was jeopardized by fed Era court invasion he vowed to meet squarely and fearlessly an is sue he defined As Federal judiciary continued on Page 6 column 3 dam will halt Rescue 113 of 157 escape As explosion wrecks Ohio mine St Clarksville four men entombed in the explosion torn Willow prove Coal mine were feared dead last night two men were killed trying to res Cue them Rescue Crews saved 113 other miners most of whom were affected by the death dealing Black Damp which followed a Noonday blast officials of the Hanna Coal co owners of the mine 3 Miles South of Here declined to speculate on the miners Fate the 44 were Cut off from fresh air and entombed behind a Rock i Barrier but there All live through that blast said Frank Opaty one of the rescued men this View was shared by his fellow workers desperate attempts to Contact the imprisoned men failed while Rescue Crews battered at the Rock thought it would take All night to break were made to Force fresh air to the men Down a 90foot Shaft 157 in the mine a revised Check by r l Ireland company president showed that 157 men were in the huge mine when the Accident occurred Many gained safety through the air Shaft located at the end of the three mile Long Drift or horizontal mine on the Way we saw men scattered All Over the lot said John Honor Oski 33 of Neffs George Strain asserted that the length of time the men lived depended on the amount of air available in the area where they were trapped Strain state director of Industrial relations was in charge of Ohio mine Rescue Crews two heroes die John Richards mine superintend ent and Howard Sanders tipple Boss lost their lives in a daring Rescue Effort they were killed by the Treacher Ous Black Damp a Gas which forms in mines after an explosion nearly All of the 113 were affected by the Gas to some extent scores were treated at an emergency Hospital set up in the mine office basement but there was no immediate Indica Tion How Many were in serious condition an undetermined number were reported Hurt Nick Polecy and George Griffith Ere in Martins ferry Hospital and Eter Taylor and Charles Kluskey in Ellaire Hospital Polecy was burned bout the face and arms and the thers were gassed Griffith seriously Polecy and Griffith were with Rich ads and Sanders in the first Rescue Effort thousands at mine fifteen men were carried out on stretchers at one time As thousands of arsons Many of them tearful wives crowded around the Entrance of the mine located three Miles South of Lere the mine was termed by officials As he Hanna Coal cos safest it Vas one of the most modern in quipped with the latest air Condi zoning safeguards fire broke out after the blast which presumably was caused by Gas or Coal dust it was later brought under control Rescue Crews wearing Gas masks and carrying cages of canaries to test air renditions hoped to break through the Wall of Black Damp before mid night to where the 44 were believed entombed behind a Rock Barrier no Contact made All efforts to Contact the trapped men had failed Ireland in hip boots and work clothes was directing Rescue operations personally huge pumps were utilized in an Effort to suck the Black Damp from the pits scores of Rescue workers some of whom had been called Only two months ago to a mine at Bartley in neigh Boring West Virginia to remove 91 blast victims were pressed into Emer gency service Here Richards and Sanders were killed As they rushed into the pit to Start Rescue efforts speeding car gives alarm a mine car speeding madly out of control shot out of the mine at noon n unconscious operator at the Drivers Post this was the first Indica Ion that a blast had occurred Steve Olexia the operator was overcome by Black Damp after the explosion wrecked the ventilating sys pm of the mine three Miles South of Here expert Rescue workers from other mines in this Vicinity were mobilized and immediately began extrication operations under the personal direction of Ireland a Cleveland resident Ireland was in St Blairsville on business and immediately upon being notified of the explosion entered the mine which employs from 500 to 1000 men Richards Sanders and four other men plunged into the Rescue work without Gas masks and were overcome after going Only 150 feet two others were revived where to find it daily records Page to editorials radio programs Page 20 society pages 13 u 15 16 is sport news pages 23 24 25 theater news Page 21 sunday serial Story Page 25 music news Page 22 in

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